|Resistant Starch = Nondigestible Carbohydrates (BIONIC FIBER)|
Credit: Harry Flint et al, Nature, 2012.
GUEST POST: Tim (aka Tater)
VERSION A: Green banana flour 1-3 Tbs + Raw PS (potato starch) + high ORAC green powder in 2 cups water
VERSION B: Raw PS (potato starch) 1-3 Tbs + Psyllium (if not allergic) 1 Tbs + high ORAC green powder (I like Amazing Grass, LOL) in 2 cups plenty of water
Resistant Starch is a powerful prebiotic. It has the undeniable abilities to:
- Selectively feed beneficial bacteria
- In the small intestine reduce pathogenic bacteria and out-of-place beneficial bacteria and decrease pathogenicity of virulent overgrowth
- Create a healthier large intestine through tightening of junctions, feeding of colonocytes, butyrate production, and forming biofilms impenetrable by pathogens
One of, if not the best sources of RS is potato starch. Potato Starch is cheap and easily found in any supermarket. Bob's Red Mill sells potato starch for about $5 a pound which is more than a month's supply! The supplement industry has not caught on to this powerful prebiotic, but you can bet they soon will!
A tablespoon of potato starch contains approximately 8g of RS. Dr. BG recommends taking 1-3TBS per day or several times a day alongside the SBOs. Taken together, the SBOs will be better able to survive the digestive processes which can kill most probiotics.